In this exercise, learners are required to distinguish the information belong to "primary sources" or "secondary sources". Primary information source are anything created at the time when the incident/event happened. They were created with the intention to record the incident/event. It could be a document, manuscript, autobiography, a recording, a diary, an artifact, and so on. Secondary information source is anything (e.g., documents, records, artifacts, objects, and so on) that discuss, relates, or refers another piece of information existing elsewhere.
In this slide, it introduces different type of resource was created with a particular kind of purpose: to transmit facts, to interpret the findings, to put forward a viewpoint, to let fellow workers know some important idea, and so on.
In this video, Prof. Christina Yu, Associate Vice President (Student Learning) at The Education University of Hong Kong, shares her fascinating insights into seeking, evaluating information for a lesson plan. In this video, Prof. Yu has to say about the following aspects: what do we need to pay attention to when using publisher's material in our lesson?
In this video, it explains what secondary legal material are. Secondary legal sources often explain legal principles more thoroughly so it is good to start your research project with secondary sources.